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Project: Front Yard Renovation

When we moved into our new house in January, the entire front yard surrounding the lovely brick patio was covered in rocks …and not nearly enough rocks to hide the black plastic underneath.

Front Yard+Rocks+Before -1

I hated it. When we signed our lease they agreed to let me plant grass. I said we wouldn’t take the place if I couldn’t.

Front Yard+Rocks+Before -2

Sometime in early March, I spent an entire Saturday cutting away the plastic and relocating the rocks. I created a border around the fence & plants and made a pathway around the hose area and along the side of the house.

Front Yard+Rock Removal -1

I thought eventually, I would plant seed or lay some sort of grass. But even in this state, my husband and I agreed that it was better than the rocks.

Front Yard+Rock Removal -2

And then last week, a little truck drove up and three men hopped out selling organic grass seed and soil. We couldn’t refuse the deal …for what took them 45 minutes would have taken me an entire weekend.

Front Yard+Grass Seed

And now, one week later, we have the beginnings of a front lawn.

Grass+Studded Ballet Flats

And it makes me smile every day.

* Studded Ballet Slippers 11/22/2008 …from Bona Drag *


Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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